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Watch Vampire Weekend perform Charlie Brown’s ‘Christmas Time Is Here’ on ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’

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They were on the show to play single 'Harmony Hall' with a children's choir

Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio and Fort Romeau on reinventing krautrock with new band CYM

CYM interview 2019
The British-American duo reveal all about their eponymous debut EP and their plans to introduce a whole new generation to the joys of the motorik beat from their Los Angeles studio

Watch Vampire Weekend and Haim play ‘This Life’ live in Los Angeles

Vampire Weekend and Haim performed 'This Life' together on stage in Los Angeles this week – view the footage below. The pair previously performed the track together on the Fallon show on TV back in May. Read more: The Big Read – Vampire Weekend: on the road with the summer’s must-see band Vampire Weekend were continuing their tour on the back of...

Chris Chat: Vampire Weekend’s drummer and bassist are starting a podcast about touring

Vampire Weekend Chris Tomson Chris Baio podcast touring
Vampire Weekend drummer Chris Tomson and bassist Chris Baio have announced The Road Taken, their new podcast that launches next month. According to Billboard, the podcast’s first season will be 10 episodes long. It premieres next Wednesday, October 2 on the Ringer Podcast Network. READ MORE: The Big Read – On the road with Vampire Weekend The Road Taken will center...

Watch Vampire Weekend perform ‘Sunflower’ with Steve Lacy for the first time

Vampire Weekend, Steve Lacy
Vampire Weekend and The Internet's Steve Lacy have performed their collaborative track 'Sunflower' together for the first time. Check out the clip below. Read More: The NME Big Read – On the road with Vampire Weekend The track features on the NYC outfit's latest album 'Father Of The Bride', which was released back in May. While the cut has appeared previously...

Vampire Weekend’s new signature vegetarian taco sounds delicious

In December, you can drink horchata, but this August, Los Angelenos can chow down on signature Vampire Weekend tacos. The indie rock band have teamed up with HomeState, a Texas kitchen located in LA, to launch a vegetarian taco for charity, as Pitchfork reports. Proceeds from the $5 veggie fajita taco will go to the local branch of People Assisting...

The Big Read – Vampire Weekend: on the road with the summer’s must-see band

Vampire Weekend interview
Following a long break and the semi-retirement of songwriter Rostam Batmanglij, Ezra Koenig realised it was time Vampire Weekend had a shake-up. And so the crown prince of preppy pop returned with the wildly inventive 'Father Of The Bride' and a seven-piece live band you can't afford to miss seeing this summer. Thomas Smith joins the indie-rock icons on the road at Glastonbury and Mad Cool Festival to see how they’ve flipped touring dread into their most exciting era yet.

The story of Madrid’s scorching Mad Cool Festival 2019 in pictures

Glasto may be over for another year, but don't let the post-Worthy Farm blues get you down: there are still a ton of wicked festivals that you can head to with your pals over the next few summer months. One example of the many other brilliant live music events which annually fill the festival calendar is Madrid's Mad Cool...